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  7. CityLife Shopping District / Zaha Hadid Architects

CityLife Shopping District / Zaha Hadid Architects

  • 09:00 - 13 December, 2017
CityLife Shopping District / Zaha Hadid Architects
CityLife Shopping District / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Hufton+Crow
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
  • Design Team

    Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
  • ZHA Project Director

    Gianluca Racana
  • Area

    32000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

  • ZHA Project Associate

    Paolo Zilli
  • ZHA Project Architect

    Andrea Balducci Caste
  • ZHA Site Supervision Team

    Andrea Balducci Caste, Pierandrea Angius, Vincenzo Barilari, Stefano Paiocchi
  • ZHA Design Team

    Goswin Rothenthal, Carles S. Martinez, Gianluca Barone, Giuseppe Morando, Letizia Simoni, Arianna Russo, Annarita Papeschi, Fulvio Wirz, Marco Amoroso, Mario Mattia, Roberto Vangeli, Luciano Letteriello, Marco Guardincerri, Marina Martinez, Alvin Triestanto, Subharthi Guha, Massimo Napoleoni, Massimiliano Piccinini, Kyle Dunnington, Luis Miguel Samanez, Santiago F. Achury, Martha Read, Peter McCarthy, Line Rahbek, Matteo Pierotti, Raquel Ordas, Alexandra Fisher, Sara Criscenti, Mattia Santi, Shahd Abdelmoneim, Cristina Capanna, Alessandra Catello, Agata Banaszek
  • ZHA Competition Team

    Simon Kim, Yael Brosilovski, Adriano De Gioannis, Graham Modlen, Karim Muallem, Daniel Li, Yang Jingwen, Tiago Correia, Ana Cajiao, Daniel Baerlecken, Judith Reitz
  • Management Consultant

    J and A/Ramboll
  • Structural Consultant

    AKT (SD), Redesco (DD-Construction podium and tower), Holzner and Bertagnolli + Cap (basement)
  • M+E Consultan

    Max Fordham + Manens-TIFS
  • Specifications Consultant

    Building Consulting
  • Façade Consultant

    ARUP
  • Elevators Consultant

    Jappsen Ingenieure
  • Fire Consultant

    Mistretta
  • More Specs Less Specs
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Text description provided by the architects. Located above Tre Torri station on the M5 line of Milan’s Metro network, CityLife Shopping District integrates a public park with indoor and outdoor piazzas, food hall, restaurants, cafes, shops and cinema as well as facilities for health and wellbeing.

The 32,000m² shopping district will welcome seven million visitors each year when the CityLife redevelopment fully completes in 2020. CityLife is one of Europe’s largest redevelopment projects and will include 1,000 new homes, offices for almost 10,000 staff, the new 42-acre park, piazzas and kindergarten.

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Defined by the three axes of the city that converge within CityLife, the shopping district’s composition continues the geometries of the connecting 44-storey Generali Tower that will be occupied in 2018 by the insurer’s 3,000 staff based in Milan.

These formal geometries are aligned with the city’s axes at street level, but twist incrementally as the tower rises, orientating its higher floors to face the Duomo, Milan’s renowned cathedral at the centre of the city.

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Bamboo flooring, ceiling and columns welcome visitors to the shopping district’s interior. Selected for its warmth and tactility, engineered bamboo is extremely durable and can be procured in a large quantity from sustainable sources.

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The solidity of the bamboo floor and columns meets the louvered bamboo ceiling at the capitals of each column, expressing a unity between the solid and porous surfaces. Two sculptural bamboo café counters follow this fluid design language.

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Assembled with resins under high pressure, engineered bamboo blocks were carved by 5-axis CNC milling and hand-finished to create the shopping district’s interior columns, capitals and counters.

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© Hufton+Crow

The 90-acre CityLife redevelopment opens Milan’s old trade fair grounds to year-round civic use and integrates the new public park with Milan’s most extensive pedestrian zone, creating the largest new public space in the city in more than 120 years.

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Designed and constructed to reduce energy consumption and emissions, the projects within CityLife have received LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Cite: "CityLife Shopping District / Zaha Hadid Architects" 13 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/885363/citylife-shopping-district-zaha-hadid-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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